Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds & Pick ATS

by | Feb 17, 2022 | nba

Washington Wizards (26-31 SU, 22-34-1 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (31-27 SU, 22-35-1 ATS)

When: Thursday February 17 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, Brookyln, New York

TV: NBCSWA

Point Spread: WAS +4/BRO -4 (Opened at BRO -3.5 at Everygame; The oldest and most trusted sportsbook on the web!)

Total: 218.0 (Opened at 216.5)

Money Line: Washington +157/Brooklyn -192

Power Rating: BRO -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Washington Wizards PG Raul Neto, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Corey Kispert, PF Kyle Kuzma, C Thomas Bryant Q

Brooklyn Nets PG Seth Curry, SG Patty Mills, SF Bruce Brown, PF James Johnson, C Andre Drummond

Key Injuries

Wizards
Bradley Beal: wrist (OUT) Daniel Gafford: illness (OUT) Rui Hachimura: ankle (QUESTIONABLE) Kristaps Porzingis: knee (OUT)

Nets
Kyrie Irving: personal, Ben Simmons: conditioning (Out), Kevin Durant: knee (Out)

The Brooklyn Nets look to finish strong heading into the All-Star Break in a matchup with the Washington Wizards. Tip-off at the Barclay’s Center is set for 7:30.

Recent Form

The Washington Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 26-31, placing them 11th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Washington has struggled in their 27 road contests, sitting at 11-16. They have picked up just two wins over the Wizards’ last five games. In this stretch, Washington’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 107.0 points per game. Combined, the Wizards’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Wizards are allowing an average of 113.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 110.0. In the Washington Wizards’ most recent game, the team fell to New York by a score of 113-108.

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 31-27, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Brooklyn has struggled in their 27 home contests, sitting at 13-14. Over the Net’s last five games, they have picked up just two wins. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 107.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Nets are allowing an average of 109.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 110.7. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, the team took down New York by a score of 111-106.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Washington travels to take on the Nets, they will be relying on Kyle Kuzma to carry the scoring load as Bradley Beal is out for the season. So far, the Nets are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 48.89% of their games, placing them 15th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 36 games. However, he will be out for tonight’s game, placing the scoring load on Patty Mills and Seth Curry. On the season, the Wizards have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 48.84% of their games, giving them a rank of 13th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Brooklyn Nets are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 7 of Brooklyn’s 27 games, leading to a winning percentage of 86%. So far, the Brooklyn Nets have played 34 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 34 times, by an average margin of -14.0 points.

The Historicals

Tonight’s game between Washington and Brooklyn will be their 4th meeting of the season. So far, the Nets have picked up two wins.

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How the Public is Betting the Wizards vs Nets

67% are betting the against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 216.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Wizards are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall.
  • Wizards are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games.
  • Nets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nets are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this game, the Nets have shown signs of getting things back on track, rattling off two straight wins. However, I don’t see them covering the spread vs. Washington. Given that the Nets are playing on back-to-back nights and are still dealing with key injuries look for the Wizards to cover the spread. Note: Do you partake in live betting? If so, you really need to check out the live wagering platform at Bovada Sportsbook. It allows you to see everything all in one place and offers info that will help increase your odds of winning! Check them out!